All 2020 Grawemeyer Events Postponed
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Grawemeyer events scheduled for the week of April 13 including the Banquet and Ceremony have been postponed. We hope to hold the events in the fall and once new dates have been decided an announcement will be made. If there are any questions, please email Charlie Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate change threatens our very existence, says Lei Liang,
a composer who won the 2020 Grawemeyer Award for
Music Composition for an orchestral work setting the
issue to music. His piece guides listeners on a journey
through a virtual landscape that collapses into fragments
but ends with nature reborn.
MUSIC TO SAVE THE EARTH
NEW DAY FOR THE UN
The United Nations can tackle environmental
challenges more effectively by mixing human rights
and peace into its approach, says international relations
scholar Ken Conca, who won the 2020 Grawemeyer Award
for Ideas Improving World Order. His book outlines steps the
organization can take to make the change.
THE ‘NATURE OF NURTURE’
Our genes influence how we interact with the world around us,
says Robert Plomin, a behavioral geneticist who won the
2020 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.
His theory shows that DNA makes us who we are and even affects
the way we select, modify and create our environment.
ANCIENT CREED FOR MODERN TIMES
An early Christian creed advocating human solidarity still applies
to contemporary life, says a religious scholar who won the
2020 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Stephen J. Patterson’s book
examines why the creed's message to respect differences among
people is as important today as it was in Christ’s time.